Saturday, September 17, 2016

A Stitch in Time

Yes, I know it's been over a year since I posted anything.
No, I don't have any great excuses.

Now that I got that out of the way, let's move on, because there's a lot of "life" that needs to be documented around these parts.

Last Saturday was a rough day. We got a phone call that morning about the sudden and tragic death of Ty's younger cousin. Later that day, Ty wanted to go work in the woods, because that is the place where he can de-stress and talk to God about stuff.

I had just run to the grocery store and was putting the groceries away when he called me and said that he had been in a tree cutting branches (or something like that) with his saw when he slipped, and the saw cut his thumb. He had only been out there working for about 25 minutes.

He came home and we tried to decide if he actually needed stitches, because it wasn't bleeding anymore. I finally talked him into it, if for no other reason than he obviously needed a tetanus shot. So we headed out to urgent care, which turned out to be not so urgent about caring for us. We were there for almost 4 hours by the time all was said and done. I'm proud to say that I sat there and watched the whole thing and didn't even pass out! The worst part was when he got the lidocaine shot in his thumb...that was kind of hard to watch.

Because the cut was on his thumb, he had to wear a splint while the stitches did their thing. Then after 7 days, we were able to go back and get them taken out. This time thankfully, we were moved to the front of the line because all we were doing was removing stitches. So we were in and out within 20 minutes.

The doctor said it looked really good, and to keep it wrapped and wear the splint a few more days while the scar continues to heal. Hopefully the scar will be a good reminder to use one of the 10 pairs of work gloves he has in the future.

1 comment:

  1. That was a pretty deep cut; I'm surprised that it stopped bleeding on it's own. The splint was probably a surprise, but the stitches weren't, since that is a pretty bad cut. It's really a good thing that your wife made you go to see a doctor at an urgent care clinic.